The 23rd Annual BC Labour Law Review (Vancouver)

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THE 23rd ANNUAL BC LABOUR LAW REVIEW (VANCOUVER)

The year's top labour law developments affecting BC unions and employers.

Vancouver
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
December 6 & 7, 2017 


Attend the 23rd Annual BC Labour Law Review and catch up on the year's top developments in labour law and their impact on unions and employers in BC.

At this state-of-the-law conference, experienced union and management counsel will help you understand new developments in labour law and their impact on the unionized workplace.


ATTENTION LAWYERS: This conference is accredited by the Law Society of BC for 11.5 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) credits.

CPHR: This conference has been accredited by the CPHR BC & YK  for 11 CPD hours.


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6

REGISTRATION: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

MORNING SESSION – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Bruce Laughton and Tom Roper

BC Labour Arbitration Update
The year's top labour arbitration awards from BC and their impact on union and employer representatives.

BC Labour Relations Board Update
The year's top decisions of the BC Labour Relations Board and their impact on union and employer representatives.

AFTERNOON SESSION – 1:15 to 4:30 p.m.
Sandra Guarascio and Shona Moore

The Criminal Employee
What are the legal implications when an employee commits a criminal offence – on or off the workplace – and faces criminal charges, conviction or prison.
 
Correcting Poor Performance: Best Practices
Learn best practices for addressing poor performance and what arbitrators are saying when employers get it wrong.  
 
When Employees Engage in Sexual Misconduct
Options for dealing with the misconduct of employees who engage in sex crimes, sexual harassment and sex talk – on and off the workplace. 
 
The Top 10 Progressive Discipline Mistakes to Avoid
Sometimes the simplest things get overlooked in the steps of progressive discipline as you will see in this review of common and avoidable mistakes.  


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7

MORNING SESSION – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Gary Bainbridge and Kevin Wilson

Accommodation Update
A review of the year's top accommodation cases from across Canada and their impact on union and employer representatives in BC. 

AFTERNOON SESSION – 1:15 to 3:00 p.m.
John McConchie (Chair), Lindsay Lyster and Craig Munroe

Grievance Allowed . . . or Denied?  
An arbitrator offers instant rulings on hypothetical grievances presented by union and management counsel, with focus on new labour law issues. 


PRESENTERS

Gary Bainbridge
Union Counsel
Bainbridge Jodouin Cheecham
Saskatoon

Sandra Guarascio
Employer Counsel
Roper Greyell
Vancouver

Bruce Laughton, Q.C.
Union Counsel 
Laughton & Company
Vancouver

Lindsay Lyster
Union Counsel 
Moore Edgar Lyster
Vancouver

John McConchie
Labour Arbitrator and Mediator
McConchie & Company
Vancouver

Shona Moore, Q.C.
Union Counsel 
Moore Edgar Lyster
Vancouver

Craig Munroe
Employer Counsel
Fasken Martineau
Vancouver 

Thomas Roper, Q.C. 
Employer Counsel
Roper Greyell
Vancouver

Kevin Wilson, Q.C. 
Employer Counsel
MLT Aikins LLP
Saskatoon


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

A special guestroom rate of $159 (standard, single/double plus taxes) has been arranged for conference attendees at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, 1133 West Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver.  Phone hotel reservation directly at (604) 689-9211 or toll-free 1 844-337-3118 and ask for the group rate for “The BC Labour Law Review.”  Reserve early as availability is limited.

The Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront is a unionized hotel. 

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TUITION
Includes two-day program, conference binder, Certificate of Attendance, continental breakfast and refreshments.

Accommodations and other meals are not included.

Individual: $795 (plus $39.75 GST = $834.75) 
Group (3+ each): $745 (plus $37.25 GST = $782.25) 
Super Group (7+ each): $695 (plus $34.75 GST = $729.75) 

To qualify for group rates, individuals must be from the same organization, or union local, AND register together at the same time.

Individuals registering separately will not qualify for group rates.

CANCELLATIONS must be in writing and received by November 29 in order to qualify for a full refund less a $50 administration fee. Non-compliance will result in liability for the entire tuition.

SUBSTITUTIONS may be made at any time.

 

This conference has been accredited by the CPHR BC & YK  for 11 CPD hours.

This conference is accredited by the Law Society of BC for 11.5 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) credits.

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